"It's official. Longest reigning Diva's champ. 213 and counting. Time to party. And by party, I mean eat ice cream in bed with only half the shame I would normally have."
"In the past I've had many partners and I'm trying eventually to get to that elusive 12-championship reign that Hall of Famer Edge had. That statistic alone makes me feel really good about my tag and singles career that I'm able to do this and who knows how long it's gonna last with my brother Goldust and where it's gonna end up, but it certainly is a wonderful spotlight for him and I. We've had a lot of luck with the matches we've been putting on as of late. And that's a credit to those guys too, the Usos like you mentioned, to be the fundamental cornerstone match of a pay-per-view like Survivor Series, to have the elimination match. I feel strongly that we can go in and steal the show away from these other matches, these other great matches."
"Uh, that was more of a last minute decision, because you know my contract was about to expire. You can't as a company have the championship on someone who isn't employed. I understand the decision and respect it."
"Even CM Punk, he was champion for 400 plus days. He only main evented pay per views when he was wrestling John Cena."
"I want the WWE universe to realize that it's not a second-tier championship. It should be treated with as much respect as the WWE title."
Chris Benoit shocked the wrestling world when he was able to win the Royal Rumble and earned himself a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. He was successfully able to eliminate the Big Show to win the match.